Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


NZ post should keep faith with Tauranga workers

Laila Harre MP Fri Aug 20 1999

Laila Harre
MP The Alliance is calling on NZ post to keep workers on at least the same pay and conditions when it franchises the Tauranga post office on the 15th of October.

'New Zealand post should show the same loyalty to its staff that its staff have shown them,' Alliance Commerce spokesperson Laila Harré said.

'All 10 staff will lose their jobs and there is no guarantee that they will be re-employed at the same rates and conditions. Where this has happened in other post offices workers have been forced to take worse conditions for the same type of jobs, or they have lost their jobs.

'New Zealand has one of the best postal services in the world. This is because it has been a coherent unit where staff pay and conditions as well as postal services have been standardised across the country. Creating uncertainty and resentment in postal workers by making them reapply for the same jobs will eventually lead to a different level of service and patchy coverage across the country.

'The Alliance wants to keep NZ Post in public ownership and strengthen it.

'For example, a publicly-owned New Zealand bank would help to reduce branch closures and bank charges and provide more competition on interest rates. A new bank could be set up using the NZ Post network. It would provide more jobs, an improved base of services at NZ Post outlets and it would keep the profits here for the benefit of New Zealanders,' Laila Harré said.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Principals' Federation:
End Of National Standards

Today the Minister of Education announced that the Government has stopped the controversial National Standards system of assessment and declared them an arbitrary measure which did not raise children's achievement as the previous Government intended.

"This is such a win for all the principals who never believed in national standards and who, for the past decade, have argued for what is morally right for our nation's young people and their learning," said Cormick. More>>


Public Good: People’s Report On Public Broadcasting And Media Presented

The People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media, was crowdfunded and was informed by an extensive consultation, seeking the views of both those working in Media as well as gathering input both online and in person from ordinary Citizens. More>>


RBNZ To RNZB: PM's Press Conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern was joined by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for Children Tracey Martin to announce the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank and the name change of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children to ‘Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children’. More>>


'Taming Globalised Capital': Why Is Labour Supporting Investment Rules In WTO?

‘Today, we learned the new government has added New Zealand’s name to a proposal designed to lead to foreign investment rules in the WTO at this week’s ministerial meeting in Argentina,’ said Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government… More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>





Featured InfoPages